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Police file arrest warrant for suspect wanted in deadly north Columbus shooting

Twenty-six-year-old Keshawna Ximines was shot at a home on Bufflehead Drive on Jan. 30.
Credit: Columbus Division of Police

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police have filed an arrest warrant for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman in a north Columbus neighborhood on Jan. 30.

Police filed the warrant for 24-year-old Taashan Smith and charged him with reckless homicide on Thursday.

Columbus police responded to the reported shooting in the 3800 block of Bufflehead Drive around 8:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old Keshawna Ximines who had been shot. She was then taken to Mount Carmel East in critical condition.

Ximines was pronounced deceased on Jan 31 at 6:30 a.m. The Franklin County Coroner's Office ruled her death a homicide.

Court documents filed to Franklin County Municipal Court, Smith told investigators that Ximines, his girlfriend, shot herself with his gun. During the autopsy, it was discovered that Ximines did not die from a close-range gunshot.

Police ask anyone with information about Smith's whereabouts to call them at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

This is the 22nd homicide in Columbus in 2021.